Hot peppers bring more to the plate than popping colors and heat that makes your eyes water. Have you ever heard of capsaicin? It’s a plant compound that’s responsible for hot pepper heat, AND for the associated health benefits.
Capsaicin is present in all peppers. The spicier the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. If you can take the heat, capsaicin offers numerous health benefits. This popular compound has been proven to aid in boosting your metabolism and also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can help in the prevention of cancers, as well as many chronic diseases.
FEED nutrition experts Lara Field, MS, RD, LDN, and Sara Haas RDN, LDN team up to teach Chicago Health all about the health benefits associated with these spicy veggies.